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Need help deciding between two brands for a GTX 660!

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November 10, 2012 2:42:03 AM

Im building my first gaming computer and i was wondering which GTX 660 is best?

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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MSI N660 TF 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Which one should i get and WHY?
November 10, 2012 4:04:14 AM

Well both the card are same priced 229$ if i read it correctly.
Performance wise both the card are same just different brands.But the MSI card has two large cooler fans compared to the tiny EVGA single fan.

So in my openion i would recommend you to get the MSI card for better thermals.
choise is yours....happy Gaming
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April 13, 2013 9:32:49 PM

This is going to be a bit bias, so just heads up.

I would say 100% the evga card. Right now it's 20$ cheaper. A 660 really doesn't need a beefy cooler. The card barely puts out any heat. I have the 660ti version of the evga card and idle @ 30% fan is around 32c. Full load on 50% fan is around 55-60c and that's with a 660ti. Evga also has free three year warranty and No questions asked RMA. The evga one is also already overclocked a bit so its most likely binned higher and a better chip, and you might also be able to buy a non-superclocked version and save a few bucks. Hope this helps.
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April 13, 2013 10:57:26 PM

lozotheatheist said:
This is going to be a bit bias, so just heads up.

I would say 100% the evga card. Right now it's 20$ cheaper. A 660 really doesn't need a beefy cooler. The card barely puts out any heat. I have the 660ti version of the evga card and idle @ 30% fan is around 32c. Full load on 50% fan is around 55-60c and that's with a 660ti. Evga also has free three year warranty and No questions asked RMA. The evga one is also already overclocked a bit so its most likely binned higher and a better chip, and you might also be able to buy a non-superclocked version and save a few bucks. Hope this helps.

My opinion is also going to be a bit biased as well, but I run the EVGA GTX 660 in my rig, it runs cool and I enjoy having the heat pushed out the back of my case instead of filling the case with more heat. My EVGA 660 barely gets to 60C when doing heavy GPU operations in BOINC. That is all, hope it helps! :) 
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